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John R Calhoun

June 20, 1950 ~ November 19, 2020 (age 70)


John R. Calhoun, 70, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was born June 20, 1950 in Daviess County to the late Hugh and Louise Berry Calhoun. John was a teacher in the Catholic School System for almost 40 years. He truly enjoyed teaching and was beloved by many of his students. John enjoyed woodworking; building many dulcimers, furniture and trinket boxes he shared with his family. John was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and recently, he enjoyed working on the genealogy of his patriot, Lieutenant George Calhoun. Most of all, John enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Margaret Cotton Boger and Mary Ann Calhoun. He is survived by his wife, Frieda K. Calhoun; sons, Chris Allen (Dawn) and John R. Calhoun, Jr. (Michelle), both of Owensboro and Jim Calhoun of Paris, KY; daughters, Jean Louise Owen (Andy) and Sarah Hulsey (Jody), both of Owensboro; nine grandchildren, McKenzie Allen, Georgia Calhoun, Amelia Calhoun, Winston Hulsey, Oliver Owen, Emma Hulsey, Lorelei Calhoun, Rafe Owen, and Jack Hulsey; sisters, Martha Jane Werning (Jack), Beth Henderson (Bill), Sue Ellen Kivelle (Bill), and Melissa T. Stengell; brothers, George Samuel Calhoun and Hugh H. Calhoun, Jr. (Connie); brothers-in-law, Doug Kittinger (Jo) and Roger Kittinger (Debbie); and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Services are private and will be live-streamed at 10 a.m. on Monday at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Owensboro, KY 42301

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